Bianca Gonzales-Intal is now a proud mama to six-month-old baby girl Lucia. But with all the well wishes and happy messages the host receives on social media from her fans, comes all the negative too. Should it not be a surprise? Maybe. Gratuitous haters do seemingly come as a package deal with fame. But this time is different, more personal, as the haters seem to be bashing not just Bianca, but baby Lucia, too.
In a recent photo on Instagram by Bianca showing her daughter, some commenters had the guts to call Lucia names…and they are not pretty. Their comments mostly dabbled on baby Lucia’s skin color, pointing out that she is “negra,” “ugly,” or “not cute.” How horrible are these people???
Today, Bianca Gonzales fired back, taking it to her social media sites to fight the stigma surrounding the word “negra.”
Take a look at her post as seen on her Facebook account, BiancaGOfficial:
The post reads:
“10-year-old-me to bullies calling me “negra” be like ???????? .. ???????? Fast forward to me in my 30s, and haters still bully me “negra”. Na-insecure din ako nung bata ako, until I discovered my talents and built real friendships and realized skin color doesn’t matter. The past few days have been so eye-opening, to find out that so many people are still bullied for being maitim. 2016 na, huy! Naniniwala ka pa rin ba na “mas maganda” ang maputi kaysa sa maitim? Pinoy tayo, kayumanggi ang kulay natin, be proud of it! To any young Pinoy reading this, huwag na huwag ma-pressure na magpaputi dahil hindi mo kailangan yan, maganda ang kulay mo. To parents, siblings, best friends, special someones of anyone being bullied for being dark, reassure them that their color is beautiful and they need not be fairer to be appreciated. Whether you’re born with dark or fair skin, embrace your color and be proud of it. Wala sa kulay ng balat yung halaga mo bilang tao; nasa pakikisama mo at kung paano mo ibinabahagi yung talents mo na mahalaga. Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts and comments, nakakatuwa na madaming #proudmorena!!!!”